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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 19, 2018

Bronx Woman Sentenced for Distributing Heroin

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Lourdes Rivera, age 40, of the Bronx, New York, was sentenced today to time served (44 days in jail) for distributing heroin.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and James J. Hunt, Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Division of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

United States District Judge Mae A. D’Agostino also sentenced Rivera to 3 years of post-imprisonment supervised release, including 6 months of home confinement.

Rivera, formerly of Albany, pled guilty in July 2017.  Rivera admitted that she obtained heroin from suppliers in the Bronx and Amsterdam, New York.  She sold the heroin on more than 6 occasions during the summer of 2016. 

On July 25, 2016, law enforcement searched Rivera’s residence in Albany and found 160 small bags of heroin.  A search of Rivera herself located a hidden bag that contained 58.3 grams of heroin.

This case was investigated by the DEA and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth R. Rabe.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated March 20, 2018